How much of the world has been excavated for archaeological purposes? ?

I have been doing some thinking lately about some of the essays I have read from american archaeologists regarding Native American artifacts and dwellings. Being a Native American from one of the tribes that was mentioned, I was interested to see just how off these archaeologists were regarding some of […] Read more »

If an archaeologically significant find is on private land, does the land owner have sole rights to the find?

It seems like the obvious answer here would be ‘yes,’ but when dealing with culturally significant finds, say a Native American burial in someone’s backyard (unlikely as the example may be), who owns the artifacts from the find? Especially when human remains are involved? Read more »